Hassan (given name)
Calligraphic representation of Al-Hassan name
|Meaning||handsome, good, benefactor|
|Region of origin||Arabia|
Etymology and spellingEdit
The name Hassan in Arabic means 'handsome' or 'good', or 'benefactor'.
There are two different Arabic names that are both romanized with the spelling "Hassan". However, they are pronounced differently, and in Arabic script spelled differently.
- The more common name حَسَن Ḥasan (as in the name of the Islamic prophet Muhammad's grandson Hasan ibn Ali), coming from the Arabic language triconsonantal root Ḥ-S-N, has two short vowels and a single /s/. Its meaning is 'the good' or 'the handsome'. Its usual form in Classical Arabic is الحسن al-Ḥasan, incorporating the definite article al-, which may be omitted in modern Arabic names.
- The name حَسَّان Ḥassān, which comes from the same Arabic root, has a long vowel and a doubled /sː/. Its meaning is 'doer of good' or 'benefactor'. It is not used with the definite article in Classical Arabic.
In the romanized spelling Hassan, it is not possible to distinguish which of the two names is intended. The ambiguity can be removed by romanizing the former name as Hassan with a single s, and reserving the spelling with doubled s for the latter name, or romanizing the former as Hasan and the latter as Hassan.
King al-Ḥasan of Morocco (officially romanized as Hassan, with a double ss, due to the influence of French orthography) is an example of the former. The early Islamic poet Ḥassān ibn Thābit is an example of the latter. In the original Arabic, the two different names are easily distinguished.
- Depending on language and region, spelling variations
Hassan or Hasan is an Arabic given name and through the influence of Arabic, languages spoken by Muslims such as Persian, Kurdish, Urdu, Indonesian, Malaysian, Turkish, Uyghur, Turkmen, Somali, Swahili, Berber, Azerbaijani, Crimean Tatar, Tatar, Bosnian, Albanian, Bengali, etc. created their own spelling variations.
Therefore, depending on language and region, spelling variations include Hasan, Hassen, Hasson, Hassin, Hassine, Hacen, Hasen, Hasin, Hassa, Hess, Cassin, Chazan, Chasson, Chason, Khassan, Khasan, Chessar, Casan, Casen, Hasso, Lassana, Alassane, Lacen, Lasanah, Assan, Asan, or Haasan (Haasaan, Hasaan, Hassaan).
- List of variant spellings
- In Arabic transcription: حسن (Hasan), حسان (Hassan)
- In Turkish: Hasan
- In Ottoman Turkish: حسن (Hasan)
- In Persian: حسن (Hasan), حسان (Hassan)
- In Bosnian: Hasan or Haso
- In Albanian: Hasan
- In Azerbaijan: Həsən
- In Kurdish: Hesan
- In Kazakh: Asan or Äsem
- In Somali: Xasan
- In Bengali: হাসান (Hāsān)
- In Sub-Saharan Africa: Lassana, Alassane and Lacen, derived from al-Hassan.
- In French: Hassan, Hassen or Hacen
- In Spanish: Hassan, Hassán, Hacen, Hacén, Jassan, Jassán, Jasan or Jasán
- In Italian: Hassan
- In Russian transcription: Хасан (Hasan), Хассан (Hassan), Хассен (Hassen), Хэссан (Hessan), Гасан (Gasan)
- In Croatian or Serbian or Montenegrin: Aсан (Asan) or Хасан (Hasan)
- In Finnish: Hasan
- In Chinese: 哈桑/哈山 (Hā Sāng/Hā Shān)
- In Korean: 하산 (Hasan)
- Hacine Cherifi, former French boxer
- Hasan ibn Ali, the fifth Caliph of Islam, the first grandson of Muḥammad, son of Alī ibn Abī Ṭālib, the fourth caliph of Islam, and the second Imam of Shia Islam.
- Hasan al-Mustadi Ibn al-Mustanjid famously known as al-Mustadi was the Caliph of the later Abbasid Caliphate from 18 December 1170 to 27 March 1180.
- Abu l-Hasan Ali, Sultan of Granada, also known as Muley Hacén in Spanish
- Hasan al-Askari, eleventh Imam of Twelver Shi‘ism
- al-Ḥasan al-Baṣrī, prominent early Islamic scholar
- Hasan Čengić, Bosnian former Deputy Prime Minister and Defense Minister
- Hasan Cetinkaya, Swedish footballer
- Hasan Corso, an Italian who was part of the army of janissaries in the Turkish army
- Hasan Doğan, Turkish 37th president of the TFF
- Hasan Gemici, Turkish sports wrestler
- Hasan Güngör, Turkish sports wrestler
- Hasan Hamdan, Lebanese actor and voice actor
- Hasan Izzet, Ottoman general
- Hasan Kabze, Turkish footballer
- Hasan Minhaj, American comedian
- Hasan Muratović, former Bosniak rector of the University of Sarajevo and former prime minister
- Hasan Piker (born 1991), Turkish-American Twitch streamer and political commentator
- Hasan Polatkan (1915–1961), executed Turkish politician
- Hasan Salihamidžić, Bosnian football midfielder
- Hasan Sönmez, Turkish footballer
- Hasan Şaş, Turkish footballer
- Hasan Ali Yücel, Turkish Minister of Education
- Hasson Arbubakrr, a former NFL and CFL player
- Prince Hassan, Served as Crown Prince of Jordan under King Hussein's reign
- Hassan II of Morocco, the father of the current King of Morocco
- Hassan Adams, NBA player
- Hassan (C&C), General Hassan in the Command and Conquer continuity
- Hassan Farah 3rd Grand Sultan of the Isaaq
- Muse Hassan Sheikh Sayid Abdulle, Somali politician and former army General
- Hassan Assad, real name of professional wrestler Montel Vontavious Porter
- Hasan al-Banna, founder of the Muslim Brotherhood
- Hassan Abdillahi, Somali journalist and activist
- Hassan Abshir Farah, former Prime Minister of Somalia
- Hassan Bitar (born 1985), Lebanese footballer
- Hassan Booker, American basketball player and coach
- Hassan Brijany (1961–2020), Swedish actor
- Hassan "Moni" Chaito, Lebanese footballer
- Hassan "Shibriko" Chaito, Lebanese footballer
- Hassan Heshmat (1920–2006), Egyptian sculptor
- Hassan Johnson, American actor
- Hassan Jones, former professional American football player
- Hassan Maatouk (born 1987), Lebanese footballer
- Hassan Mezher (born 1981), Lebanese footballer
- Hassan Mohamed, Qatari basketball player
- Hassan Mohammed Abdirahman, real name of Somali singer-songwriter Aar Maanta
- Hassan Nader, retired Moroccan footballer
- Hassan Nasrallah, leader of Hezbollah
- Hassan Oumari (born 1986), Lebanese footballer
- Hassan Al-Qazwini, Islamic Center Imam
- Hassan Roshdieh, Iranian teacher, politician, and journalist
- Hassan Rowshan, Iraniamanagerial Hansen all coach, manager, and former player
- Hasan Şerefli, Turkish filmmaker
- Hassan Shamsid-Deen, American football player
- Hassan Sheikh Mohamud, President of Somalia
- Hassan Ali Saad (born 1992), simply known as Soony Saad, Lebanese-American footballer
- Hassan Kamel al-Sabbah, a Lebanese electrical and electronics research engineer
- Hassan Whiteside, American basketball player, NBA player
- Salah-Hassan Hanifes, a Druze Israeli politician who served as a member of the Knesset
- Hassan-i Sabbah, founder of the Hashshashin, "Assassins"
- Muhammad Hassan, 9th Sultan of Brunei
- Hassane Alla (born 1980), Moroccan footballer
- Hassane Azzoun (born 1979), Algerian judoka
- Hassane Brahim (born 1989), Chadian footballer
- Hassane Dicko, Burkina Faso politician
- Hassane Hamadi, Comorian politician
- Hassane Kamara (born 1994), Gambian footballer
- Ibrahim Hassane Mayaki (born 1951), Niger politician and Prime Minister
- Said Hassane Said Hachim (born 1932), Comorian politician
- Hasaan Ibn Ali, American jazz pianist and composer, born William Henry Langford, Jr.
- Hassanal Bolkiah (born 1946), the 29th Sultan and Yang Di-Pertuan of Brunei
- Khasan Baroyev, Russian wrestler of Ossetian origin
- Khasan Dzhunidov, Russian footballer
- Khasan Isaev, Bulgarian freestyle wrestler
- Khasan Israilov, Soviet Chechen journalist and poet
- Khasan Mamtov, Russian footballer
- Khasan Yandiyev, Russian judge
- Khassan Baiev, Chechen-American trauma surgeon
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- avotaynu.com: Guidebook for Sephardic and Oriental Genealogical Sources in Israel
- Schimmel, Annemarie (1989). Islamic names. p. 35.